Serbian hit
The car used to carry out the hit was seemingly set alight by the two hitmen. (Twitter)
  • CCTV foorage has captured the assassination of a Serbian national in an affluent Gauteng suburb.
  • There have been at least six assassinations (or attempted assassinations) targeting Serbians in Johannesburg.
  • Some of the murdered men were associated with the murder of a warlord in Serbia. 

A Serbian national was shot and killed in what is believed to be an assassination in an affluent Gauteng suburb.

There have been at least six assassinations or attempted assassinations targeting Serbians in Johannesburg in the last two years.

Fifty-nine-year-old Ivan Djordjevic was shot several times after driving into the Highbury residential complex in Anslow Lane in Bryanston, News24 reported. 

Djordjevic was driving what appeared to be a bulletproof Mercedes Benz when two masked gunmen tailgated him into the parking area in a BMW.  

CCTV footage of the incident shows a man holding a semi-automatic assault rifle opening fire on the Mercedes-Benz. Djordjevic then stumbles out of the door and attempts to flee but is gunned down. 

It is believed that as many as 26 bullet shells were found on the scene. The gunmen escaped in the BMW and dumped it in an open field several kilometres away, and then set the car alight.

The Serbian national, who has been living in South Africa for a decade, survived an attempted hit in Bedfordview two years ago.

This is the same modus operandi followed in a similar shooting targeting a former Serbian Guard member in Randburg in July last year.  

While South African police confirmed Tuesday's shooting to News24, no motive has been established yet.

Djordjevi had known connections to other high-profile Serbians in South Africa.

He was a friend of Dobrosov Gavric, who is currently incarcerated in South Africa. Gavric, also known as the 'Arkan Slayer', is wanted in Serbia in connection with the assassination of warlord Zeljko Raznatovic, better known as Arkan, in 2000.

Another Gavric associate, Milan Djuricic, who was also believed to be wanted in connection with Arkan’s murder, was gunned down in Strijdom Park in Johannesburg in April last year.

Last month, 51-year-old Jugoslav Smiljkic was shot dead in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. Smiljkic also had links to Gavric and his associates.

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